Comic tales of a group of good friends, 4 boys and 2 girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up, relate to each other, and have brushes with authority.
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 Vince (129 episodes, 1997-2001)
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 Mikey (129 episodes, 1997-2001)
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 Gretchen (129 episodes, 1997-2001)
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 Spinelli (129 episodes, 1997-2001)
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 Gus (127 episodes, 1997-2001)
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 Theodore J. 'T.J.' Detweiler / ... (101 episodes, 1998-2001)
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Comic tales of a group of good friends, 4 boys and 2 girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up, relate to each other, and have brushes with authority. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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31 August 1997 (USA)  »

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Disney's Recess  »

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1.33 : 1
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Since their original airings, the 4 episodes from season 6 have never been shown as a rerun since. See more »

Quotes

Miss Alordayne Grotkey: Ok, so everyone who didn't do their homework last night will be challenged to a double load.
[the class groans]
Miss Alordayne Grotkey: And anyone who did their homework can have the night off.
Gretchen: YES! WOOHOO!
[realizes she's the only one cheering]
Gretchen: Umm, I mean... Boo, the unfairness?
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Referenced in Fillmore!: Code Name: Electric Haircut, (2004) See more »

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2nd greatest animated series after 'THE SIMPSONS'
28 August 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This animated series about the adventures of THEODORE 'TJ' DETWEILER and his friends VINCE,SPINELLI,MIKEY & GRETCHEN is absoultly fantastic, the stories which are mostly set around recess (obviously) are very well written and thought out.The actors behind the voices are really good & convincing. This in my opinion (i started watching when i was 13 - i'm now 19 & i still love it) the best animated series second only to the superior 'THE SIMPSONS' but for a great cartoon for children 8+ this is one of the best and adults won't mind sitting down to watch - it'll bring them back to their schooldays. Sadly this series came to an end in 2001 after 4 great years,but is repeated everyday on 'THE DISNEY CHANNEL' here in the UK. The feature - length movie 'RECESS:SCHOOL'S OUT' is also very good and has the great JAMES WOODS as a bad guy is a must-see for all fans of the series & even newcomers will find it enjoyable.

rating for the series & movie 10/10!


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